HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES
40-2313. Trails for livestock — Laying out — Rules concerning use — Penalty. (1) County or highway commissioners are authorized to lay out highways or designate existing highways, within their respective jurisdictions, to be used as trails for livestock. These highways may be of a width as determined by the respective commissioners, and they may lay out, alter, establish and secure lands for those highways in the same manner and under the same provisions as the laying out, or establishing, or securing rights-of-way for regular highways. A regular highway not established or designated as a livestock trail under the provisions of this section may be used for trailing livestock in a number and at a time as may be indicated in rules and regulations made for that purpose by the respective commissioners.
(2) Rules and regulations shall be entered on the minutes of the respective commissioners. When highways are provided by counties or districts and are available for use as livestock trails, the respective commissioners may by rule or regulation prohibit the use of any regular highway, or portion of it, in their respective jurisdictions, for trails over which to drive livestock.
(3) Any person driving livestock over a regular public highway in violation of rules or regulations prohibiting the use of the highway, or portion of it shall, in addition to any other penalties provided by law, be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.
[40-2313, added 1985, ch. 253, sec. 2, p. 696.]